Disasters Resilience Pilot 2019 Demonstration Event


To attend the event, please register here.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 05:00 EDT
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 13:00 EDT
Event Description: 

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) invites anyone who provides and/or uses geospatial data or products connected to disasters to its Disasters Resilience Pilot Demonstration Event.


In all aspects of disaster management and response, the effective sharing of geospatial information, through the power of interoperability, has been proven effective to help save lives, limit damage, and reduce costs - especially important as disasters are becoming more frequent and more costly, with over a trillion dollars in the US being lost during the previous decade alone.


However, the ability to effectively share, use, and re-use geospatial information and applications across and between governments and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in support of disaster response and resilience is dependent upon having the required partnerships, policies, standards, architecture, and technologies already in-place when disaster strikes. Further, building reusable analytic pathways, geospatial information, applications, and partnerships across multiple disasters – those that are geographically separate but in the same regional area – requires a sustained commitment. Conversely, maintaining such a commitment would enable stakeholders to further mature and strengthen their efforts towards resilience, preparedness, response, and mitigation.


The goal of the Disasters Resilience Pilot was to develop and test reliable and powerful data infrastructures that make available, in a cost-effective way, all the data required for decision making, analysis, and response in a flooding, landslide, volcano, earthquake, hurricane, wildfire, or other disaster situation.


The demonstration event will show how deeply powerful and useful standards and Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) are when used by the Disasters community. It will show accessing and integrating geospatial information from different sources providing the right information to the right person at the right time. In addition, to improve disaster planning and response capability, User Guides (Cookbooks) will be provided supporting developers, analysts and other disasters stakeholders.


Learn more about the Disasters Resilience Pilot at: www.opengeospatial.org/projects/initiatives/dp



Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 9:00AM (You should arrive at the building no later then 8:30AM to get through security)

Location: USGS Headquarters
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA,  20192, USA
Visitor Information: https://www.usgs.gov/about/headquarters-information

Schedule of Meetings: 

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Demonstration Video

9:15 - 9:30 Key Note Presentation: The Disasters Challenge

9:30 - 9:45 OGC - SDI for Disaster Resilience

  • OGC Overview
  • OGC Role in Supporting Disasters

9:45 - 10:15 Initiative Overview/Progress

  • Demonstration
    • Pilot Demonstration #2 - Participant Video TBD
  • CDS Results and Action
    • Stakeholder Engagement - Workshops
    • Report
  • Pilot Year 1 high-level review/results

10:15 - 12:00 Pilot Results Session #1

  • Pilot Presentations
    • Rapid Impact Assessment of Extreme Weather on Agricultural Productivity
    • Interoperability to Optimize Resource Allocation Across Flood Disaster Timelines
    • Landslide - Early Response and Evacuation Under Limited Bandwidth
    • Rapid Monitoring of Soil Moisture Saturation at Hurricane Landfall
    • Facilitating Emergency Health Response During A Disaster
    • Flood: Emergency Response and Impact Assessment
    • Using WES For Flood Response
  • Lessons Learned/Best Practices
  • Q&A Part 1

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch - Provided in room

12:30 - 2:00 Pilot Results Session #1

  • Pilot Presentations
    • Connecting Communities During Disasters for Timely Impact Analysis
    • Responding to Wildfire Emergencies using a National Spatial Data Infrastructure
    • Discovering Geospatial Assets Using an SDI
    • Rapid Flood Mapping and Prediction
    • Using WES Wildfire
  • Lessons Learned/Best Practices
  • Q&A Part 2

2:00 - 2:15 Break

2:15 - 3:00 Disaster Panel Discussion

3:00 - 3:20 Next Steps

  • Phase II Pilot Plan
  • Future Sponsors

3:20 - 3:30 Closing Remarks